Boston Properties FFO Slightly Exceeds Guidance

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Josh Beckerman Boston Properties Inc. (BXP) said second-quarter funds from operations a share were slightly above its guidance due to cost savings and higher-than-expected development and management services income. The office-focused real-estate investment trust said Tuesday that funds from ...

ECB's Weidmann: Stronger German Wage Rise Is Positive -- Report

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

A stronger wage rise in Germany is positive amid virtually full employment in some sectors and regions and frequent reports that skilled workers are lacking, European Central Bank governing council member Jens Weidmann told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, according to a ...

Euro-Zone Business Confidence Holds Up

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Paul Hannon Euro-zone businesses were mostly undaunted by growing tensions between the European Union and Russia over Ukraine's future following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but there was a significant loss of optimism among both companies and ...

European Shares Ignore Tougher Russian Sanctions

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

European markets Wednesday showed a subdued reaction to the U.S. and the European Union adopting tougher economic sanctions against Russia, suggesting that investors had largely positioned for the latest measures. Moscow's Micex and dollar-traded RTS index were both trading more ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Steady Against Yen Ahead Of FOMC Meeting

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Alexander Martin Speculation of a more hawkish Fed tone provides support for buck The dollar remained steady against the yen during Asian trading Wednesday ahead of the release of U.S. growth data and the conclusion of the Federal Open ...

Swedish Economy Returns to Growth

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Charles Duxbury STOCKHOLM--Sweden's economy returned to growth in the second quarter, boosted by rising household consumption and exports, but the upswing was smaller than expected and the Swedish currency fell. Sweden's statistics agency said Wednesday that gross domestic increased ...

U.S. Second-Quarter GDP Expands at 4.0% Rate

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Eric Morath and Nick Timiraos WASHINGTON--The U.S. economy rebounded strongly this spring after a first-quarter contraction, eking out positive growth over the past six months and raising hopes for sustained growth in the second half of 2014. Gross domestic ...

Gold Retreats After Stronger U.S. Economic Data

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Tatyana Shumsky After making some wild swings in response to stronger U.S. economic growth and employment data, gold prices moved lower Wednesday amid investor caution ahead of the Federal Reserve monetary policy statement. Gold for December delivery, the most ...

U.S. Factory Orders-Historical, New Orders -2-

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

May 04 348,145 0.1 7.7: 294,695 0.7 9.6 : 340,418 0.4 8.5 Apr 04 347,897 -1.6 7.9: 292,579 -0.8 9.6 : 338,903 -1.6 8.6 Mar 04 353,560 5.6 7.1: 294,989 5.7 7.4 : 344,257 5.8 7.5 Feb 04 334,748 0.7 ...

Swiss KOF Economic Indicator Declines in July

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Neil MacLucas ZURICH--Switzerland's KOF leading economic indicator fell for the fourth month out of the past five, suggesting the sluggish recovery in the euro zone will drag on exports of Swiss goods and slow the pace of growth in ...

ECB's Weidmann Says Stronger German Wage Rise Is Positive

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

A stronger wage rise in Germany is positive amid virtually full employment in some sectors and regions and frequent reports that skilled workers are lacking, European Central Bank governing council member Jens Weidmann told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, according to a ...

Russia Bans Certain Fruit, Vegetable Imports From Poland

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Olga Razumovskaya MOSCOW--Russia will ban imports of certain types of fruit and vegetables from Poland starting August 1, a spokesman for the country's agriculture regulator told Interfax news agency Wednesday. The announcement comes a day after Russia was hit ...

Russia Stocks Shrug Off Sanctions

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Lukas I. Alpert MOSCOW--Russia's MICEX Index opened up 0.95% on Wednesday in the first minutes of trading after the U.S. and European Union imposed further sanctions against parts of the country's banking, oil and arms industries. The rise came ...

VTB Group Certain It Can Attract Resources Despite Sanctions

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Olga Razumovskaya MOSCOW-Russia's second-biggest lender VTB Group (VTBR.MZ) that was targeted in U.S. sanctions on Tuesday said it was "confident" in its ability to raise funds, if need be. VTB is on a list of banks sanctioned over Russia's ...

Thai Economy Under Spotlight -- Update

TODAY: July 30, 2014 PUB DATE: July 30, 2014

By Nopparat Chaichalearmmongkol BANGKOK--Thailand's economy continued to struggle in the second quarter of 2014, with the country's growth and manufacturing activity dropping--a scenario that highlights concerns over the junta's ability to revive consumption and investment hit hard by months of ...